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37th SPS (c.1 Aug 1966 - 31 Mar 1970); 1041st CSPS(T) (Jan-Jul 1967); 12th SPS (31 Mar 1970 - 17 Nov 1971)

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1. Tan Son Nhut AB, Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1965-1968. Photo by: Phil Block, LM 203, BH, 3rd SPS; TSN, 377th SPS, 1965-1968.
1. Tan Son Nhut AB,
Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1965-1968.
Photo by Phil Block,
LM 203, BH, 3rd SPS; TSN, 377th SPS, 1965-1968.

Regarding the Quad 50's for the 377th SPS, they were given to the 377th SPS by the Army, approximately two months after TET 1968. We also acquired the use of Four-Wheeled APC's, small mortars, and single-mounted 50 cal's. This was all brought on by the fact that Tan Son Nhut Air Base's perimeter was penetrated by NVA and VC during the TET offensive, and our commanders went to higher authority to acquire heavier weapons for our unit -- TET was not going to be repeated again at TSN.  The trucks and weapons were not loaned, but given to the 377th SPS, and we the squadron on to the weapons for many years after my departure. Larry  Blades

2. Tan Son Nhut AB, Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1965-1968. Photo by: Phil Block, LM 203, BH, 3rd SPS; TSN, 377th SPS, 1965-1968.
2. Tan Son Nhut AB,
Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1965-1968.
Photo by Phil Block,
LM 203, BH, 3rd SPS; TSN, 377th SPS, 1965-1968.
3. Tan Son Nhut AB, Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1967-1968. Photo by: Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1968.
3. Tan Son Nhut AB,
Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1968.
Photo by Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS
, 1967-1968.
4. Tan Son Nhut AB, Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1968. Photo by: Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
4. Tan Son Nhut AB,
Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1968.
Photo by Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS
, 1967-1968.
5. Tan Son Nhut AB, Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1968. L/R: Anderson, Unknown, Unknown, Blades. Photo by: Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
5. Tan Son Nhut AB,
Security Police SAT Heavy Weapons, Quad-50s. 1968.
Stencil: 377th Light Infantry Brigade. L/R:
Anderson, Unknown, Unknown, Blades.
Photo by Larry Blades,
TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
6. Tan Son Nhut AB, V100, SP SAT Heavy Weapons, M60. 1968. Photo by: Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
6. Tan Son Nhut AB,
Inside V100, SP SAT Heavy Weapons, M60. 1968.
Photo by Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.

7. Tan Son Nhut AB,
V100, SAT Heavy Weapons, Perimeter Road along Bunker Row. 1972.
Photo by Randy Snyder,
CRB, 483rd SPS; BH, 3rd SPS; TSN 377th SPS, 1972-1973.
8. Tan Son Nhut AB, V100, SAT Heavy Weapons, Barracks. 1972. Photo by: Randy Snyder, CRB, 483rd SPS; BH, 3rd SPS; TSN 377th SPS, 1972-1973.
8. Tan Son Nhut AB,
V100, SAT Heavy Weapons, Barracks. 1972.
Photo by Randy Snyder,
CRB, 483rd SPS; BH, 3rd SPS; TSN 377th SPS, 1972-1973.
9. Tan Son Nhut AB, HW Soda Girl (Lynn). Barracks-1300. 1968. Photo by: Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
9. Tan Son Nhut AB,
HW Soda Girl (Lynn). Barracks-1300. 1968. Photo by Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
10. Tan Son Nhut AB, V100, SAT Heavy Weapons, Perimeter Road. 1972. Photo by: Randy Snyder, CRB, 483rd SPS; BH, 3rd SPS; TSN 377th SPS, 1972-1973.
10. Tan Son Nhut AB,
V100, SAT Heavy Weapons, Perimeter Road. 1972.
Photo by Randy Snyder,
CRB, 483rd SPS; BH, 3rd SPS; TSN 377th SPS, 1972-1973.
11. Tan Son Nhut AB, USAF V100 (War Wagon), SAT Heavy Weapons, Perimeter Road. 1968-1969. Photo by: Ed Smith (Jack), LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS, 1968-1969.
11. Tan Son Nhut AB,
USAF V100 (War Wagon), SAT Heavy Weapons, Perimeter Road. 1968-1969.
Photo by Ed Smith (Jack),
LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS, 1968-1969.
12. Tan Son Nhut AB, USAF V100 (War Wagon), SAT Heavy Weapons, Perimeter Road. 1968-1969. Photo by: Ed Smith (Jack), LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS, 1968-1969.
12. Tan Son Nhut AB,
USAF V100 (War Wagon), SAT Heavy Weapons, Perimeter Road. 1968-1969.
Photo by Ed Smith (Jack),
LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS, 1968-1969.
13. Tan Son Nhut AB, USAF V100 (War Wagon), QRT M60 Heavy Weapons, Perimeter Road. 1968-1969. Photo by: Ed Smith (Jack), LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS, 1968-1969.
13. Tan Son Nhut AB, USAF V100 (War Wagon), QRT, Ed Smith at M60, Heavy Weapons, Perimeter Road. 1968-1969.
Photo by Ed Smith (Jack),
LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS, 1968-1969.
14. Tan Son Nhut AB, ARVN 105 Howitzers. 1967-1968. Photo by: Steve Rivers, LM 482, TSN, 377th SPS, Tango-1; AFOSI, Dist 51 Bangkok, 1967-1968; 1973-1975.
14. Tan Son Nhut AB,
ARVN 105 Howitzers. 1967-1968.
Photo by Steve Rivers,
LM 482, TSN, 377th SPS, Tango-1; AFOSI, Dist 51 Bangkok, 1967-1968; 1973-1975.
15. Tan Son Nhut AB, SP Quad-50 Truck. 1967-1968. Photo by: David Dowdell, LM 144, TSN, 377th SPS; DET 1/621st TCS/SP VT, 1967-1968.
15. Tan Son Nhut AB,
SP Quad-50 Truck. 1967-1968.
Photo by David Dowdell,
LM 144, TSN, 377th SPS; DET 1/621st TCS/SP VT, 1967-1968.
16. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th SPS Special Weapoons Unit Convoy out for weapons testing. .50-cal., 60-mm Mortars, Quad-50's, LAAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapons), and other toys. 1968. Photo by: Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
16. Tan Son Nhut AB,
377th SPS Special Weapons Unit Convoy out for weapons testing.
.50-cal., 60-mm Mortars, Quad-50's, LAAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapons), and other toys. 1968.
Photo by Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
17. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th SPS Special Weapoons Unit Convoy, test firing .50-cal. 1968. Photo by: Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
17. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th SPS Special Weapons Unit Convoy, test firing .50-cal. 1968.
Photo by Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.

18. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th SPS Special Weapoons Unit Convoy, test firing 60-m Mortars. 1968. We were out practicing that day, fired the mortars, law rockets, and the 40mm grenade launcher, the XM-148, and we even had a few thumpers. Photo by: Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
18. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th SPS Special Weapons Unit Convoy, test firing 60-m Mortars. 1968.
We were out practicing that day, fired the mortars, law rockets, and the 40mm
grenade launcher, the XM-148, and we even had a few thumpers.
Photo by Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.

19. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th SPS Special Weapoons Unit Convoy. 1968. Photo by: Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
19. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th SPS Special Weapons Unit Convoy. 1968.
Photo by Larry Blades, TSN, 377th SPS, 1967-1968.
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